By Yelena Dzhanova Changes at the state and federal level made 2019 a volatile year for abortion access. But for activists, the fight is just heating up. Reproductive rights experts anticipate the abortion landscape to change even more dramatically in the year ahead, thanks to an onslaught of expected court rulings and new laws. Read more.
By Samantha Ruggiero Medicare for All has been a fiercely debated topic throughout the Democratic debates—but little attention has been given to the current harmful Medicare restrictions on abortion access. Restrictions on abortion are pushing care out of reach for many, and these laws fall especially hard on people of color, low-income people and young people. Roe v. Wade may uphold […]
By Amy Littlefield Nilofar Ganjaie often has to ask people what belongings they can sell to help pay for their abortions. Her organization, the Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF), helps people in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska who are struggling to afford the hundreds or, later in pregnancy, thousands of dollars that an abortion costs. Read more.
By Destiny Lopez Abortion rights advocates are hitting the road to raise awareness about the impact of the Hyde Amendment on people struggling financially and highlight the growing support among elected officials and the public to lift this policy. The national Bold AF Road Trip, part of the All* Above All campaign that unites organizations and individuals to […]
By Destiny Lopez For 43 years, the Hyde Amendment has operated the way its namesake, Congressman Henry Hyde, intended—creating a barrier to abortion care for people struggling financially. Congress has renewed this ban on Medicaid funding of abortion care every year since it was first passed in 1976. Over the years, anti-abortion politicians have also used the […]
By Destiny Lopez Six years ago, when women of color leaders came together to launch All* Above All — a coalition of reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations — lawmakers weren’t talking publicly about the Hyde Amendment, a federal policy that bans public health insurance programs from covering abortion care. But in 2019, repealing this harmful […]
By Charo Valero and Amy Weintraub Over the past several months, we’ve witnessed anti-abortion politicians in states surrounding Florida and across the country enact a slew of anti-abortion laws aimed at limiting access to abortion for those who need it most. But what many people don’t know is that for more than four decades, a federal policy […]
By Nina Liss-Schultz When lawmakers in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky passed legislation this year effectively ending all or most abortions in their states, it seemed to confirm what many Americans, pro-choice and anti-abortion alike, have long anticipated: The post-Roe era is coming. Read more.
By Morgan Brinlee The 2020 Democratic presidential primary kicks into high gear later this week as 20 candidates head to Michigan to take part in the race’s second debate. Hosted by CNN, the latest Democratic primary debate will likely see candidates discuss a wide range of issues. And one topic abortion advocates in particular are […]
By Adam Edelman Some states and cities have a message for women seeking abortions who live in places where it is becoming increasingly restricted: We’re here for you. New York City and Illinois — spurred by a slew of states that have passed laws recently to limit or ban abortion — are taking action to […]